I'm getting ticked off they keep going up on the price of these plants. I'm not going to buy from them anymore if they keep doing that bull stuff.
Check different stores. I work at one. My store sells them for like 8 bucks a tube, while other stores in my district sell them for about 4-5 bucks. I generally try to pull the dead or dying plants off the shelf when I'm covering the department. Granted I tell most people who are really interested in the hobby to check LFS or specialty aquatic plant stores. Much better selection.